If you're a fan of action RPGs, then you may be familiar with the Torchlight series. Well the newest version of the game, Torchlight Infinite, is in its Beta. If you're looking to get into the game, our Torchlight Infinite Beginner's Guide will set you up for success.
In this guide, we'll cover all the information that you'll need to know to kickstart your adventure into this exciting new game.
When Does the Torchlight Infinite Beta Begin?
The beta for Torchlight Infinite entered its second beta on April 25, 2022, and it closed on June 18, 202212345. We don't know if there will be an additional beta test phase, but you can sign up for the beta at the game's site incase there is. We also don't have an exact release date for the game, but both mobile and PC versions should be releasing this year.
The first thing that you're going to have to do when you load up the game is pick a class. There's currently 5 classes available in the game, each with a unique playstayle.
First up is Rehan, the Berserker. Rehan focuses on up close and personal melee combat.
Next up Commander Moto, who is the summoner class in the game. He summons mechanical minions to do his bidding.
Divineshot Carino is the ranged class of the game. He spams ranged bullet attacks all over the map.
Frostfire Gemma is the elemental mage class in Torchlight Infinite. As her class suggests, she weilds fire and ice magic.
Lastly, Spacetime Witness Youga is a time mage. He uses spacetime magic to find openings in the enemy defenses to unleash powerful attacks. Now that you have picked a class, let's talk about how Skills work.
As with most games like this, you'll earn more skills as you level up your character. As you level, you'll get Energy to unlock more skill slots, and as your skills level up, you get support skills to beef them up in power as well.
Skills have different tags to denote what kind of skill they are. The classifications of them are: Active Skills, Support Skills, Passive Skills, and Trigger Skills. This system offers players flexibility in how you want to build out your character and power up your main skills.
In addition to skills, there are Talent trees that you can unlock to give your charcters more benefits and buffs. There are six different main trees to choose from, and each of them has 3 additional trees to unlock as you level. Here's the six Talent Trees:
- God of Might
- Goddess of Hunting
- Goddess of Knowledge
- God of War
- Goddess of Darkness
- God of Machines
In each Talent Tree, you have a bunch of different nodes that will give your character more benefits. This can be anything from main stat increases, to critical strike, to defenses and more. There is a track that you have to go down depending on which first node you choose, so planning out your tree will be important for a smooth leveling process.
As for gearing, gear is going to be have different affixes on them. Similar to the tree, there are stats that will synergize with your build more than others. Ultimately, if you find gear in your leveling process that is synergistic, great, but don't worry too much about it until you're level capped. Then you can start to try and hunt down your best in slot gear.
Generally speaking while leveling, higher level / statted gear is going to serve you better than a lower piece of gear that has your ideal affixes.
And there you have it! This should give you a solid understanding of the game, and get off to a great start for when the game launches later this year.